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What is Love?




1_Light, Love by Martin Luther King, Jr. (quote)

2_The Theater of Freedom by Hafiz (poem)

3_Letter from Albert Einstein to his daughter (text)

4_The kind of Love by Sonya Teclai (quote)

5_Holy Bible (text)

6_Naked body by Charlie Chaplin (quote)

7_Concept of Love by Martin Luther King, Jr. (text)

8_As I began to Love myself by Charlie Chaplin (text)

9_The Subject Tonight is Love by Hafiz (poem)


“Darkness can not drive out darkness,

only LIGHT can do that.

Hate can not drive out hate,

only LOVE can do that.”


- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Theater of Freedom

By Hafiz


(from the book The Subject Tonight is Love)


In my divine studio

What I have been working on is this:


Painting the Truth,


A more realistic picture of God,


Tearing down the cruel walls

That separate you from tenderness of Fire.


Someone must be withholding

The crucial lines

In all those stories you have heard of our



For there is still too much fear

And pallor upon your cheeks,


And I rarely see you

In the marvelous Theater of Freedom.


Hafiz knows

You could not describe him


Even if we sat side by side on a caravan

For years,


Even if we slept close in my desert tent

And you became familiar


With the holy scent

That the sun and my Master leave

Whenever they visit me,


For something has happened

To your youthful passions,


The great fuel

You once had to defend yourself

Against becoming tamed.


And your eyes now often tell me

That your once vital talent to extract joy

From the air

Has fallen into a sleep.


All that you could ever say of me

Can only describe my camel’s tail -


And that coarse hair

That is barely visible sometimes

On the left side of the moon’s nose.


In my divine studio

Where I am sitting right now

Crafting your heart, lyre

And flute,


I long for the day when you will join me

In knowing


The extraordinary humor

And all the enchanting realities


Of the infinite performances



A letter from Albert Einstein to his daughter

“When I proposed the theory of RELATIVITY, very few understood me, and what I will reveal now to transmit to mankind will also collide with the misunderstanding and prejudice in the world.

I ask you to guard the letters as long as necessary, years, decades, until society is advanced enough to accept what I will explain bellow.

There is an extremely powerful that, so far, science has not yet found a formal explanation to. It is a force that includes and governs all others, and is even behind any phenomenon operating in the Universe and has not yet been identified by us.

The universal force is LOVE.

When scientists looked for a unified theory of the Universe they forgot the most powerful unseen force.

Love is light, that enlightens those who give and receive it.

Love is gravity, because it makes some people attracted to others.

Love is power, because it multiplies the best we have, and allows humanity not to be extinguished in their blind selfishness.

Love unfolds and reveals.

For Love we live and die. Love is God and God is Love.

This force explains everything and gives meaning to life. This is the variable that we have ignored for far too long, maybe because we are afraid of love because it is the only energy in the Universe that man has not learned to drive at will.

To give VISIBILITY to LOVE, I made a simple substitution in my most famous equation.

If instead of E = mc2, we accept that the energy to heal the world can be obtained through love multiplied by the speed of light squared, we arrive at the conclusion that love is the most powerful force there is, because it has no limits.

After the failure of humanity in the use of control of the other forces of the Universe that have turned against us, it is urgent that we nourish ourselves with another kind of energy.

If we want our species to survive, if we are to find meaning in life, if we want to save the world and every sentient being that inhabits it, LOVE IS THE ONE AND ONLY ANSWER.

Perhaps we are not yet ready to make a BOMB OF LOVE, a device powerful enough to entirely destroy the hate, selfishness and greed that devastate the planet.

However, each individual carries within them a small but powerful generator of love whose energy is waiting to be released. When we learn to give and receive this universal energy, dear Lieserl, we will have affirmed that love conquers all, is able to transcend everything and anything, because love is quintessence of LIFE.

I deeply regret not having been able to express what is in my heart, which has quietly beaten you for all my life.

Maybe it’s too late to apologize, but as time is relative, I need to tell you that I love you and thanks to you I have reached the ultimate answer.”

The kind of Love I believe in

helps you grow.

It helps you find yourself.

It helps you embrace yourself.

It helps you love yourself. ”

By Sonya Teclai

Holy Bible

1st Corinthians / Chapter 13

13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE.

“Your naked body

should belong

only to those

who fall in love

with your naked soul.”


Charlie Chaplin in a letter to his daughter, Geraldine

Concept of Love

by Martin Luther King, Jr.

(expert from a book Martin Luther King, Jr. On Leadership, page 58)

Martin was also inspired to think more deeply about the Christian concept of love - and exactly what it meant. To begin he turned to the New Testament with its concept of “agape” love - and then, he called on the Greek language “to aid me at this point because there are three words in the Greek language for ‘love’. One is ‘eros’ which is sort of an aesthetic or a romantic love,“ he explained to one audience. “Another is ‘phillia,’ which is sort of an intimate affection between two personal friends; this is friendship, it is a reciprocal love and on this level, you love those people that you like. And then the Greek language comes out with the word ‘agape,’ which is understanding, creative, redemptive good will for all men. It goes beyond an affectionate response.”

“Agape love,” Martin would tell people, is about “understanding good will” and about a love “which seeks nothing in return.” It is a love, he would say, that “loves the person who does the evil deed, while hating the deed that the person does.” For him, agape love was “a higher type of love.” It was “the love of God operating in the human heart.” It was “the key that unlocks the door which leads to the ultimate reality.”

The bottom line, though, for Martin and for Mohandas K. Gandhi, revolved around the idea that love was “a potent instrument for social and collective transformation.

As I began to Love myself

By Charlie Chaplin

(Original text from 16th of April 1959)


1 As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering

are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.

Today, I know, this is "AUTHENTICITY".


2 As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody

as I try to force my desires on this person,

even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it,

and even though this person was me.

Today I call it "RESPECT".


3 As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,

and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.

Today I call it “MATURITY”.


4 As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,

I am in the right place at the right time,

and everything happens at the exactly right moment.

So I could be calm.

Today I call it "SELF-CONFIDENCE".


5 As I began to love myself I quit steeling my own time,

and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.

Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness,

things I love to do and that make my heart cheer,

and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm.

Today I call it "SIMPLICITY".


6 As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything

that is no good for my health - food, people, things, situations,

and everything the drew me down and away from myself.

At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism.

Today I know it is "LOVE OF ONESELF".


7 As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right,

and ever since I was wrong less of the time.

Today I discovered that is "MODESTY".


8 As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past

and worry about the future.

Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING is happening.

Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it. "FULFILLMENT".


9 As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me

and it can make me sick.

But As I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally.

Today I call this connection "WISDOM OF THE HEART".


10 We no longer need to fear arguments,

confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others.

Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born.

Today I know THAT IS "LIFE"!

The Subject Tonight is Love

By Hafiz


(from book The Subject Tonight is Love)


The subject tonight is Love

And for tomorrow night as well,


As a matter of fact

I know of no better topic

For us to discuss

Until we all


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